NASF’s committee structure enables state foresters to serve as subject-matter experts and influence national policies and partnerships. Learn more about the association’s five standing committees below:
Wildland Fire Committee
Chair: George Geissler, Washington
Oversees implementation of Cooperative Fire Programs and develops new policies and tools to allow for more effective and safe fire suppression and management. Email the NASF Wildland Fire Committee.
Forest Markets Committee
Chair: RICK OATES, ALABAMA
Seeks to maintain and expand markets for the broad array of forest products, including traditional wood products, bioenergy, and ecosystem services. Email the NASF Forest Markets Committee.
Forest Resource Management Committee
Chair: Tim Lowrimore, Georgia
Addresses issues related to private and public forest lands management, including landowner assistance programs, taxes, water resources, and related federal programs and legislation. Email the NASF Forest Resource Management Committee.
Forest Science and Health Committee
Chair: Peter Church, Massachusetts
Addresses issues concerning forest health and forest sustainability, including invasive species, forest inventory and monitoring, and forest research. Email the NASF Forest Science and Health Committee.
Urban and Community Forestry Committee
Chair: John Erixson, Nebraska
Works with organizations that represent community-based tree planting and care and seeks opportunities to leverage national programs to maximize local results. Email the NASF Urban and Community Forestry Committee.
liaison: Kacey KC, NEvada
Promotes healthy, sustainable forests across America by delivering NASF’s messages to its members and partners, as well as the public, federal policy makers, the White House, and Congress. Email the NASF communications director.
liaison: LAURA MCCARTHY, NEW MEXICO
Provides guidance to the Executive Committee on setting legislative priorities and strategies for the association. Email the NASF policy director.